It’s been around for years, I know. It’s finally on discount. But no, even now I still can’t afford to fork out for the world’s most beautiful jumper…
Why do I love it so much?
I first spotted this in 2017. A bright, canary yellow lace knit caught my eye in a glossy magazine and totally drew me in. Teamed with a white denim skirt, it looked effortlessly casual. But it was a combination of the chunkiness of the garment, juxtaposed with the delicate lace knit and softness of the mohair that was really striking. That, plus its big billowy bell sleeves that really sparked my imagination. And presented in a myriad of bright, striking paintbox colours, I found myself wanting one in every colour of the rainbow. I was hooked. I’m still hooked and continuing to lust over it years later.
I’ve since seen Ganni’s colour-block version, and yep, that’s beautifully stylish too.. sigh…*
So it’s one of two options. I’m either going to have to sob quietly into a daily meal of nothing but beans on toast, until I can eventually save enough pennies to afford the original (UNLIKELY). Or I’m going to have to knuckle down and figure out how to knit my own version…
I’ve purchased Wool & The Gang’s Take Care Mohair yarn in Bubblegum Pink, in an attempt to recreate one myself. I’ll keep you posted on my progress.
In the meantime, here are some techniques I thought up as to how you might be able to honour the original pattern, whilst creating your own, unique take on this timeless design.
- Add a polo neck
- Add a ribbon tie to the back (OK, Ganni has already done this but it looks too marvellous not to mention it)
- Knit a longer length version of the pattern to create a jumper dress
- Knit a chevron print instead of straight colour-blocks
- Create short, puffed sleeves instead of long sleeves for a light, summer style
More Ganni Julliard style inspo can also be found here, courtesy of instagram.
Finally, if anyone has figured out how to knit the original pattern design, well, I’m all ears!
*Side note: Every garment that I lust over at the moment inevitably turns out to be by Ganni.. the site is full of beautiful, modern, contemporary styles. So no doubt you’ll be seeing them on here again! 😍